The DOLFINOS Viola Rest System is a Swiss Made product developed with leading scientific institutions and includes various ground-breaking innovations. The key innovation is that the standard shoulder rest is split in two cushions. Each cushion is able to move independently which enables a maximum fit for each body geometry.
The Limited Air Edition for viola includes a shoulder rest, an adapter, and a chin rest, the LONDON, which is exclusive part of this Edition. This chin rest has a unique design, which allows the player to have maximum control and elegance at the same time. This chin rest is a hand made (machine aided) single piece model only available with the Limited Air Edition. In addition the purchase of a Limited Air Edition includes the free choice of another ergonomic wooden chin rest of our standard models. For more detailed information about the product and the exclusive warranty and service package, find the factsheethere.
The viola adapter opens up to a height of 52 mm and closes to 40 mm. Please contact us if your viola is particularly small or does not fall within this range.
This shoulder rest is designed for viola players. It is 184 mm long (12 mm longer than the violin shoulder rest) giving more stability and weight relief of the left arm. The shoulder rest and the slider plates of the Limited Air Edition is made of Aircraft Aluminium and can therefore be postmanufactured (additional bending of the curved wings and the plates). Please follow the instructions in the user’s manual or ask for help from the DOLFINOS service team. The slider plates can be replaced by ordering the CARBON COMPOSITE Sliders FLEX or RIGID. They are less stiff, but add a certain additional adaptation range when moving around the body with your system on various positions. If the user wishes to put the clavicula slider parallel to the clavicle this can be either achieved by bending the curved slider or ordering an additional flat one.
The standard cushions of the Limited Air Edition are made of a high end memory foam material for which we won the German FSK Innovation Prize. This material is extremely responsive and durable.
The LONDON chin rest is made of black ABS, the standard models of your choice are made of European FSC certified wood. You can choose between four different shapes and two colours (black or brown). Two of our chin rests come with a various height (high or low).
VIENNA is created with a universal design that works for most violin and viola players. Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 23mm – 33mm. VIENNA LOW: Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 19mm – 29mm.
BERLIN has a broader lip which offers an extra hold, therefore often chosen by violists. Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 23mm – 33mm. BERLIN LOW: Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 19mm – 29mm.
VENEZIA is lower in height and is recommended for players with shorter necks. Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 13.5mm–23.5mm.
LISBON works especially well for extreme left to middle playing positions and shorter necks. Gives an extra hold over the tailpiece. Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 16mm – 26mm.
In addition to this wooden collection we also offer theTOLEDOchin rest,which is made of antistatic black ABS. It is our fully injection molded universal chin rest. We have designed it after our most popular model, the wooden VIENNA. In this new design we have included all the user feedbacks from around the world to make it maybe the most universal chin rest we can now offer. You can chose between either TOLEDO High (for longer necks, 23-33mm) or TOLEDO Low (for shorter necks, 18-28mm).
All our chin rests come along with the highest grade of non allergic med-tech Titanium Rods (Grade 5 Titanium which is also used for implants)
Is your preferred chin rest sold out or are you looking for a special chin rest solution? See our collection of unique chin rest, e.g. ultra-lightweight (below 22g) or chin rests with a special polish as well as our offer for customized chin rests here.